Cumberland Game

100th Anniversary of the Cumberland Game

Cumberland Game

Oct. 7, 2016, marks the 100th anniversary of Georgia Tech’s historic football win over Cumberland College. On Oct. 7, 1916, Tech beat Cumberland 222-0 in a football game that endures as the most lopsided victory and the most points scored in collegiate football history, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

The game had no first downs — Cumberland did not make any, and Tech scored every time it had the ball. 

In 2014, the game ball was auctioned off to Tech alumnus Ryan Schneider, a patent lawyer who won the ball for a price of $40,388. Upon winning the ball, he told The New York Times, “I love Tech; love what it’s let me do and be. I didn’t want the ball in another house.” (Read the full story from The New York Times and coverage from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.) The ball now resides in Georgia Tech's Arthur B. Edge Intercollegiate Athletics Center. 

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